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After ‘The Staircase’: Margie Ratliff tallies the damage

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Margie Ratliff wishes she could be scrubbed from the documentary that made her famous.

In 2004, she appeared in The Staircase, a groundbreaking documentary series about the murder trial of her father, Michael Peterson. Margie was 22- years-old when it aired and has never escaped the documentary’s notoriety.

In this special episode of Crime Story, Margie joins us alongside directors of the new film, Subject, Jennifer Tiexiera and Camilla Hall. Subject explores the ethics of ‘docu-tainment’ and asks, in the golden age of documentaries, who benefits?

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This episode's transcript can be found here.

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